Decline in undergraduate enrollments from a year ago

Fall 2019 Current Term Enrollment Estimates Report


The national 6-year college completion rate, counting all students at all institutions

Completing College 2019 National Report


3.8 Million

Some College, No Degree students who re-enrolled in the past five years. Nearly 1 million completed.

2019 Some College, No Degree Report


College completion rate among graduates of high-poverty high schools, 32 percentage points lower than the rate for low-poverty schools

2019 High School Benchmarks Report


First-time college students who persisted at any U.S. institution in their first year of college

2019 Persistence and Retention Report

The National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center regularly publishes research on student enrollment, movement, and other important student outcomes using student-level data provided exclusively to the National Student Clearinghouse by our nationwide network of postsecondary institutions. These reports are to benefit and better inform the educational community, policymakers, community leaders, and others.

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Completing College

The Completing College report series provides a comprehensive overview of postsecondary completion trends nationally and by state. For all students who enter postsecondary education for the first time each year, it examines the diverse pathways the student traversed toward completion, as well as a degree or certificate completion rate within six and eight years of enrolling.

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High School Benchmarks – 2019

This seventh annual report provides the most current data on high school graduates’ postsecondary enrollment, persistence, and completion outcomes. It provides the most relevant benchmarks for evaluating and monitoring progress in assisting students to make the transition from high school to college. This year’s report examines the immediate college enrollment for high school graduating class of 2018, persistence for class of 2016, and completion for class of 2012. We continue to see large gaps between higher-income and low-income high schools on all fronts.

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Postsecondary Data Partnership Pilot

Postsecondary Data Partnership

The Postsecondary Data Partnership is a nationwide initiative to help colleges and universities more efficiently gain a fuller picture of student progress and outcomes, meet various reporting requirements, and focus more of their resources on using data to help students.

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